More detailed design selected for new fire hall
Clarenville hopes plans will be ready for request for proposals in February 2019
Clarenville town council is moving forward with its detailed design for a new fire hall, expecting to open the request for proposals (RFP) in the new year.
After it became clear this year there would be no government funding available to the town to contribute to the building of a new fire hall off O’Mahony Drive, council decided to continue with their efforts and call for a private-public partnership agreement with developers.
The current fire hall is in the same building as the town hall. According to council, moving the fire depot to a new facility would not only provide a more substantial space for the department but provide an opportunity to renovate and expand current town hall on Pleasant Street.
As the next step in that process, the town has chosen a detailed design for developers to follow to bid on the fire hall project. The design was chosen from one of two concept plan strategies to be completed by the architecture firm FougereMenchenton.
Having already commissioned general concept plan drawings from the architect, the town needed detailed designs — either the less costly general
design or the more expensive option of a detailed design.
Council ultimately decided to approve the more expensive detailed design option, giving developers a clearer picture to bid on the project.
In addition, since the design is more detailed, the town can more easily compare the developers’ proposals to ensure they not only get the results they want, but also which bids are the best fit in the evaluation process.
The initial new Clarenville fire hall design from last year.